How much are Twitter and BlackBerry to blame for British riots?
British officials have criticized social media for its role in organizing and fanning the riots throughout England. But experts suggest that much of the criticism is misplaced.
Days of rioting across England have sharpened criticism of social media tools like BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, and Twitter, which are helping criminals organize looting gangs, British officials say.
• A day earlier, Scotland Yard warned that those "inciting violence" on Twitter would be brought to justice.
On Thursday Prime Minister David Cameron added his voice.
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